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1Back to top Go down    New from NSW on Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:30 pm

christymahon

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Hi forum.
Well I guess I'm here because I'm a fan of K bikes too. When I returned to the two wheeled world late in life, many years had past and technology had changed since the days when I used to go everywhere on an old Triumph. Because I'm starting to be an old fart, I had a few new criteria in mind this time and chief among them were reliability, long legs and must be light enough to lift by myself if it goes down.
After a brief search I found a silver K75S with 97,000kms on the dial. Everything worked. No spanner marks and it ran sweetly. I did 100,000kms on that bike in barely 4 years. Nothing went wrong. I was never stopped by the road. I rode it north and south, east and west, often putting in 2000km weekends. It's still in the shed. I love that bike!

My enthusiasm led me to look further. I rescued another K75S that was headed to the knackery. It too runs sweetly now and looks a picture. There's an early K100RS which had wasted for 34 years after it was parked because the rear tyre went bald. It's my project after I finish my current one - an 89 K1.

These bikes aren't perfect but what is perfect then? To my eye, they look great, they work wonderfully well and they're easy to live with. Because they work so well they get used and that's the point after all. My return to motorcycling has been a total success, even much richer than it was in more youthful days, thanks to the BMW K.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:38 pm

ERasberg

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That's quite a collection you got ! Congratulations. And a K1. I hope to try one at some point.
You're just missing an LT and you have your own K showroom.

I have a K100RS too and I'm very happy with her. It's my go-to bike for work commute and other everyday rides. I use my R1200 for vacation touring but I'll surely do some longer trips with my K soon.

I agree they look great (especially the RS), though a lot of my friends find them too 1989.

Good luck restoring the K1 and the upcoming RS !
Keep us posted on your progress and do feel free to share pictures !


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1988 K100 RS SE - VIN# 0146971K100RS - 105,000 km
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3Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:01 pm

Saxon7

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Hello and welcome from northern NSW from an old Triumph owner.
Sean

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:21 pm

charlie99

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welcome Christy

have fun with those k bikes


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5Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:14 am

MartinW

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Welcome to the asylum.
Regards Martin.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:15 am

Dai

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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:29 am

GregC

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Welcome to the Forum , where in NSW ?

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8Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:31 am

Arlina

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Welcome


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K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - K100LT 16v - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:42 pm

Ed

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Welcome to the knuthouse Christy , your catalogue of K's certainly puts you in good stead amongst the krew here.
Hope you enjoy your time here .


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1989 K100LT Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer. now KAPUT .
1993 K1100RS 0194321 Colour #690 Silk Blue aka" Smurfette"
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10Back to top Go down    Re: New from NSW on Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:31 am

td5

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Welcome Christy, tons of info here, just ask.


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